Sunday, November 29, 2009

Giving Thanks

Brittyn, Bree, Bayley, and Sadie excited for Turkey Day.

Pie makes me smile:)

Isaac, Ethan, Emma, Ruby, Max, Josh, and Sadie. Making ginger bread houses. Josh is Sharsti's fiancee. He will be joining the family in February. Josh is really great. The kids loved him. We are so excited to have him a part of our family.

The lovely center piece my Mom put together for our Thanksgiving spread. Only thing more impressive is the giant mashed potato mountain right behind it.

We had a great Thanksgiving. We love our family so much. I am so grateful to my parents for building a family that loves to be around each other. My Mom has made her home a place where everyone wants to be!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Rut Season?

After a very long day in a house full of arguing, fighting, impatient children, I convinced them to go outside and play some volleyball. It was going to be great. Would their attitudes change do to fresh air and exercise? Nope. But I wouldn't be able to hear the whining and "he's looking at me" from the lower yard. The kids were outside for a peaceful ,blissful two minutes before coming back inside saying"Mom, the bucks are fighting!" I think my house was a contention magnet this week. Some days I feel like my home is just like "the Wild" and then I look in my backyard (jungle) and it is confirmed.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Grandpa Dickson's Birthday Bash

My Grandpa Dickson's Birthday is on Halloween. This year we got together a week before and dressed up and had a fun Dinner and Dance. My family is the Best. Just about everyone dressed up this year! Daryl and I really need to step it up for next year. I took about a million pictures. So I only posted my favorite few but it looks to be a lot...I just have so many Rad Relatives!
Darla and Kevin Scarecrow and Wicked Witch of the East (Elfaba).

Taytum and Cash Woody and Luna Lovegood.

Ruby and Emma Space Cowgirl and Snow White

Sadie and Bayley two from the East the other from the West.

Bayley and Bree...not really sure what Bree was.

Brain punch. Yummy!

Lee and Christy Vulcans...logically.

Karah, Brittani, Me, and Brittyn The White Witch, a Weeblow, a Cat, and a Pumpkin.

Dillion Blades of Glory. Most gutsy costume ever!

Me and my Grandpa the coolest Cowboy I know!

The kids before the party.

Carving Pumpkins with Gpa & Gma Reed

We had Daryl's Mom and Dad over to carve pumpkins before Halloween. I made dinner and we had warm cider with our traditional doughnuts. For some reason most of my pictures turned out very blurry these were the best pics I had of the event.